That’s how I felt once I stepped out theater after watching Suicide Squad. Look, I’m not a Marvel-fangirl (so don’t say that I wrote bad things because I’m Marvel-fangirl), I tried so hard not to read any critics about Suicide Squad, I was late to joined the bandwagon and try to manage my expectations before stepped in. But I’m still disappointed, like, damn!
Before I write shit about it, I will write things I like from this movie. First of all, the soundtrack is genious! I listened to Heathens weeks before I watched the movie, Purple Lamborghini is dope as fuck, Panic at the Disco covering Bohemian Rhapsody is amazing, You don’t Own Me is sexy as hell. So yeah, its genious!
Second, I love several of the cast, Margot Robbie as Harley Queen is ah-mah-zing, she acted exactly how I imagined Harley Quinn would be, and Jared Leto as Joker, it’s different Joker that Heath Ledger, and this is how I managed my expectations of him. Nolan was fucking my mind with his anarchist and really dark Joker, but Jared was playing lunatic-mob dealer who rules Gotham.
But that’s the shittiest thing about Jared Leto as Joker, Suicide Squad marketing team seems like over-sell him, where in fact, Joker didn’t play significant role in this movie, he’s just a wildcard with little screen time. Damn man, what a false advertisement!
Now, shit about this movie, character wise, I have no idea why Katana was on the team at all, as she never served any clear purpose for being there. Even Slipknot served more of a purpose than her, in that he at least showed that the neck explosives were real. But maybe that’s the biggest challenge in making this film, introducing characters that no one had ever heard of before and balancing them enough to warrant keeping them in the film.
Story wise, this movie is a mess. Fucking shitty mess.
I thought the first act (or about the first half hour) was actually pretty solid as well. It starts to decline after that first action sequence (which was actually pretty good). I think they got lost because they put too many things that weren’t well connected. It was too random and villains in the end were made as if they were good guys, something I don’t appreciate, because something like that MUST not happen to such movie with such great and complex comic characters. Anti-hero like Suicide Squad supposed to be dark and dangerous, not a fuckin PG-13 movies. It’s cringe-worthy and boring.
Seriously, I was honestly bored pretty much throughout the entire movie. At no point did I feel really any connection to the characters on screen, besides the fact that I simply knew who they were from the comics. Most of these characters didn’t really seemed to care about anyone other then themselves, for example Boomerang, bolted the second he could but then was with the team in the next scene without any freaking explanation, wtf dude. By the climax, the team has come together and they’re calling each other a family, but I didn’t see any reason why that happened besides the fact that the plot said so.
Overall, this movie just feels like a missed opportunity. There are some interesting ideas and some great parts, but I couldn’t see past how poorly constructed it is to appreciate any of that. If you guys want to watched it, perhaps just wait until they’re available to stream.
Summary: Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
- Will Smith as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot
- Jared Leto as Joker
- Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
- Kevin Spacy as A Talking Cat?!
- Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
- Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
- Jai Courtney as Digger Harkness / Boomerang
- Jay Hernandez as Chato Santana / El Diablo
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Waylon Jones / Killer Croc
- Cara Delevingne as June Moone / Enchantress
- Karen Fukuhara as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana
- Adam Beach plays Christopher Weiss / Slipknot
- Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman
- Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash
- Jim Parrack as Jonny Frost
- Common as Monster T
- Shailyn Pierre-Dixon as Zoe
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
After Credits Scene?: Mid-credits scene